Octavia Butler’s and Robert Heinlein’s Rules of Writing — Reblog from A Pilgrim in Narnia

I really enjoyed this article about Octavia Butler and Robert Heinlein’s Rules of Writing—and I found it amazing to think that a writer would actually suggest other writers should only edit when an editor made them; no wonder indie publishing struggles with that aspect, for no editor “makes” writers edit their work at all, at that point.

Enjoy!

 

My most significant alien encounter this year has been in the science fiction of Octavia E. Butler. I have only dipped into her work, enjoying her Xenogenesis Trilogy (1987-89) and a collection of short pieces, Bloodchild and Other Stories (2nd ed., 2005). Butler’s work creates space for highly complex conversations about gender, race, slavery, and 20th […]

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